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16-19 Bursary 2018 -2019
The Student Bursary Fund aims to support students enrolled at Mirfield College who face the greatest financial barriers to learning. If you fall into one of the groups listed below, you may be able to benefit from the scheme.
Students in one of the following groups:
§ In care/care leaver; in receipt of income support or Universal Credit.
§ In receipt of Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments) AND Employment Support Allowance
You will be entitled to a bursary of £1,200.
Students living in a household where the gross annual income is below £16,190 (threshold for Working Tax Credits/Free School Meals) and you find it difficult to meet the cost of full time education, you may be entitled to some support.
Learners facing extreme financial barriers.
If you face real difficulties in continuing to stay in full time education, you can apply for assistance for the 16-19 Bursary.
Any help offered will be entirely at the schools discretion.
The Government’s limited bursary funds will be provided as a contribution towards supporting the student to attend and be successful in their chosen studies. Every young person receiving a bursary must satisfy the eligibility criteria according to the Education Funding Agency https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund and Mirfield College 16-19 Bursary Student Guide 2018/2019.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for help from the fund you will need to complete the application form. This can be found in your enrolment pack, collected from the Student Support Office or downloaded by clicking on the link below.
- Be enrolled on a full time programme of study at Mirfield College
- Be under 19 years of age on the 31 August 2019
- Satisfy residency criteria
- Have a bank or building society account in your own name in order to receive any payments
Please bring your completed application form with supporting evidence to enrolment day, or after to the student support office by Friday 14 September. Support is means tested and you will be required to provide evidence of income. Please note for evidence of income we must have the original documents, photocopies are not acceptable.
Once your application has been assessed you will be advised of the outcome by email and whether there are any conditions attached to the financial assistance awarded.
The Sixth Form will award any bursaries based on individual needs, the number of applications and the funds available.
The application deadlines are as follows:
- Ø Category A & B (Priority 1 & 2) Enrolment Day – 14 September 2018
- Ø Category C (Priority 3) Any time during term time
- Ø If there is a sudden change in your financial circumstances, and you require immediate assistance, an application form can be submitted at any time.
If you have any queries regarding the Bursary Fund or application process, please contact Ms Denham in the Student Support Office 01924 481931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org